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Seniors and mobile

February 8, 2014

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It’s no surprise that with such a concentration in cellphone ownership (61%), seniors don’t ordinarily use the internet.  Seniors haven’t been able, or maybe aren’t interested, in the internet and its many advantages for information savvy people. Cellphones present an almost insurmountable  set of problems for seniors wanting to watch a video, shop, access medical information, contact […]

Sensors monitor our health

July 28, 2013

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For the past few years as I helped people learn how to use mobile technology, I thought mobile would be useful for monitoring our health as we age. Last week I found out about the LivingWell@Home program. While, not a mobile technology, LivingWell@Home places technology where people want to live.  

Untested health apps

July 18, 2013

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How helpful can an untested health app be? It’s hit or miss. Should you buy one that doesn’t prove it is medically safe and accurate? No! Are mobile health apps useful? Don’t know. The medical profession can’t get a handle on them. Just because a techie can develop a way to make my smartphone or tablet […]

Tech for aging in place

June 29, 2013

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Is there one Consumer Reports-like resource that reviews and will help me figure out what is available that could be useful for an aging relative? Here’s an article that can help us find what we need. via Five Directories of Technology Products for Aging in Place | Aging In Place Technology Watch. Related articles Aging […]

An Android smartphone for the blind

April 24, 2013

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Georgie uses gesture, voice recognition and haptics. It consists of an app and add-ons to get the functions a user needs. Users can start by touching any spot on the screen. Finger gestures then allow them to navigate to their desired function, while vibrations and voice alerts let them know if they are on the right […]

Keep your personal data safe

April 23, 2013

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What do you know about the data that’s in your computer and speeding around the internet. Here are some tips use a passcode on your mobile device ( it has more data than you’d want a stranger to access on it now) where is your personal information, it’s on those services you use automatically what can they […]

Smartphone physical

April 16, 2013

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Think of it, you visit your doctor for a followup exam.  All she uses is a smartphone and some attachments.  A couple of them are attachments you used to monitor your condition in real-time for her. That’s why she asked you to come in. A visit was indicated by the data you forwarded to her. Here’s some  smartphone attachments […]